The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

12 Best Evergreen Trees and Plants for Virginia, Maryland, and DC

The Power of Seasonal Color Landscaping: Boosting Your Curb Appeal

Maximize the Lifespan of Your Shrubs: Advice for Commercial Properties

Seasonal Landscaping Strategies for Commercial Properties: A Year-Round Guide

Revitalizing Retail Spaces: Landscaping Ideas to Attract More Customers

Commercial Landscape Design: Insights from 20+ Years of Experience

Effective Drainage Solutions for Commercial Landscapes: Advice From The Experts

Tree Care Budgeting: A Property Manager's Guide to Cost-Effective Tree Maintenance

Hotel Landscape Maintenance: 8 Tips to Enhance Curb Appeal & Customer Satisfaction

8 Tips to Managing an HOA Landscaping Budget

How to Identify Drainage Problems on a Commercial Property

Green Roofs on Commercial Buildings: Everything You Need to Know

The Best Spring Flowers For Your Commercial Property

How to Keep Your Commercial Property Safe This Winter: Tips for Property Managers

Seasonal Snow Removal Contracts: Everything You Need to Know

Protect Your Landscape From Winter Damage: Tips for Commercial Properties

Rooftop Planter Ideas for Commercial Buildings: Maximizing Urban Space

How to Choose a Snow Removal Company for Your Commercial Property

When is The Best Time to Hire a Commercial Snow Removal Service in DC?

Fall Color Plants for Your Commercial Property: Advice From The Experts

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Snow and Ice on Your Commercial Property

5 Top Green Companies in Washington DC

7 Things Property Managers Should Know About The Spotted Lanternfly

6 Proactive Commercial Landscaping Services to Prevent Future Problems

How to Maintain a Safe Commercial Landscape

6 Commercial Lawn Care Services That Should Be Included in Your Contract

The Essential HOA Landscape Maintenance Guide for Board Members

The 7 Best Commercial Landscapers in Washington DC

Weed Control for Commercial Properties: Everything You Need to Know

8 Commercial Landscaping Ideas and Trends for Washington DC

Hospital Landscaping: What to Consider For a Healing Landscape Design

6 Factors Affecting the Cost of Commercial Landscape Maintenance in Washington DC

5 Spring Cleanup Services to Include in Your Commercial Landscape Maintenance Contract

Landscaping Ideas For Office Buildings: Enhancing Workplaces

Your Spring Irrigation System Start-up Checklist

How to Create Landscaping RFPs for University Facility Management

How We Help School & College Facility Managers With Grounds Care & Improvements

5 Common Municipal Landscaping Services We Provide In the D.C. Area

Corporate Campus Landscaping: 9 Amenities for DC Metro Area Businesses

The 7 Keys to Healthy, Successful Property Manager & Landscaper Relationships

Everything to Know About Commercial Turf Fertilization Programs

8 Tips When Hiring Snow Removal Services in Northern Virginia

Hiring a Church Groundskeeper vs. a Commercial Landscape Service

Great Ideas for Large Container Plantings and How to Maintain Them

10 Great Plants for Hospital Landscaping Beds

What Maintenance is Needed After a Commercial Landscape Installation?

7 Amenities for Mixed-Use Commercial Properties

6 Tips for a Productive Commercial Landscaping Consultation

Optimal Plant Placement for Commercial Properties: A Guide to Effective Planting

5 Tips for Mixed-Use Development Landscaping

Protecting HOA Lawn & Landscaping Areas From Snow Removal Damage

What Does Naturalizing Bulbs Mean & How Do You Do It?

What You Should Know About Commercial Robotic Lawn Mowers & Your Property

Safety Considerations for Landscapers at Your Northern Virginia HOA

Your Commercial Landscape Contractor & Your Industrial Site's Safety Plan

Tips to Using Dwarf Trees for Landscaping Commercial Properties

Best Aromatic Trees for Common Areas at Condos, Apartments, & HOAs

The Commercial Landscape Maintenance Checklist For Property Managers

Dealing with Residents Who Ignore HOA Landscaping Policies

6 Interesting HOA Landscaping Challenges in Northern VA

6 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Commercial Landscape Maintenance Contract

Commercial Landscapers vs. Residential: Tips for Northern VA Property Managers

7 Landscaping Tips for Parking Lots, Walkways, & Roadsides in Washington DC

Red Flags To Look For In Your Commercial Landscape Contract

Rock vs. Mulch In Planting Beds – Things to Consider

Flower Bed Color Rotation for Attractive HOA Landscaping

An Ideal Lawn & Landscaping Service Schedule For Your HOA

Lawn Aeration vs Slit Seeding: Which is Best?

So Where Are They Now? Career Updates on 3 Level Green Team Members

5 Landscaping Policies Every HOA Needs in Their Bylaws

Fixing Engines to Running Branches: Women Thriving at Level Green Landscaping

7 Tips When Hiring Green Roof Installers

7 Trees and Shrubs To Avoid in Commercial Landscape Installations

How to Choose a Commercial Landscape Company: 6 Important Tips

7 Sustainable Landscaping Solutions For Your Commercial Property

The Best Time to Mulch and The Best Type of Mulch to Use

What Causes Soil Compaction (And How You Can Reduce and Prevent It)

Data Center Landscaping Services: 6 Key Considerations

12 Best Native Plants For Your Washington DC Commercial Property

The Best Trees For Parking Lots And Paved Areas

The Best Alternatives To Chemical Weed Control

4 Ways Your Landscaping Vendor Can Help Accommodate Dogs at Your HOA

5 Challenges When Making the Change from Gas to Electric Landscaping Equipment

Holiday Decorating Services For Commercial Properties (Cost, Timing & More)

Rock Salt vs Brine vs Engineered Ice Melt: How Much do Property Managers Know?

How To Identify Armyworms (And What You Can Do About Them)

Transform Commercial Landscapes With Expert Lawn Care Services

Commercial Property Managers Thoughts on Technology and Robotics

The Best Alternatives To Time and Materials Snow and Ice Contracts

Why We Aerate And Compost Lawns Before Overseeding

Communication at Community Associations (According to HOA Boards)

Why Property Managers Wait To Sign Snow & Ice Management Contracts (And 7 Reasons Why They Shouldn't)

What's the Proper Spacing When Planting Flowers?

What Exactly Do Environmentally Friendly Landscaping Companies Do Differently?

Pea Gravel vs Rubber Mulch vs Wood Chips: Which Is Best For Playground Surfaces

Nationwide Plant Shortage Requires Patience and Flexibility

The 5 Biggest Challenges For Property Managers in 2021 (Survey Results)

Can Cicadas Cause Damage to Plants?

6 Essential Spring HOA Landscaping Services in Washington DC

HOA Landscape Maintenance: 5 Keys to Success

How to Improve HOA Community Curb Appeal: 6 Landscaping Tips

The Hidden Cost of Cutting Costs (In Your Commercial Landscaping Contract)

5 Ways We’re Planning For COVID During Snow Season

A Behind The Scenes Look at Year-round Snow & Ice Preparation

The Best Tulip Bulbs for Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia

The Best Daffodil Bulbs For Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia

The Pros and Cons of Watering Turf In Summer Heat

How Are Native Bees Beneficial To Commercial Properties and Their Landscapes?

Commercial Landscape Enhancements That Benefit Your Budget & The Environment

A Great Place to Be: How One Employee’s Mother is Using Her Talents To Help Level Green Safely Serve Customers

What Is Soil pH and How Does It Impact Turf Health?

See You On Screen: Yes, You Can Have a 27-person Virtual Meeting

Building a Virtual Culture (At A Company Built Around In-Person Interaction)

The Logistical Challenges of Social Distancing at a Landscaping Company

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Roundup: An Inside Look at the Gear Keeping Everyone Safe

8 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Landscaping Company for Your City, Municipality, or Town

How to Remove & Control Invasive Plants

Balancing Environmental Legislation with Client Expectations: A Changing Conversation

The Best Native Plants For Northern Virginia

Landscaping Around Signage: 6 Tips And Tricks From The Pros

How Your Company/Organization Can Help Protect the Chesapeake

How To Enhance The Common Area Landscaping On Your Property

How to Choose a Landscaping Company for Your HOA/Condo Association

How Does Climate Change Impact Landscaping?

Landscaping for Industrial Buildings and Warehouses

6 Commercial Landscape Security Mistakes To Avoid

3 Ways Melting Snow Can Impact the Water Management Plan For Your Commercial Property

Level Green Landscaping Installs Compelling Sculpture at Renowned St. Matthew’s Cathedral

Landscaping for Colleges & Universities: How Landscapes Impact Students and Learning

The Most Common Landscape Pests and Plant Diseases (And What To Do About Them)

The Curious Case of the Snow Fall < 2”

5 Ways To Minimize Damage On Your Commercial Property During The Winter Season

Battery vs Gas-Powered: Which Landscaping Equipment is Best

How to Prevent Deer From Damaging Your Commercial Landscape

How We Use Technology To Predict Winter Weather (And Respond To Your Property Promptly)

Level Green and STIHL: A Progressive Partnership

An Inside Look at How We Dispose of Waste

Landscaping For Historic Properties - 8 Things To Keep in Mind

How Our Uniforms Impact Your Company

Where Do Landscapers Get Their Plants and Plant Material?

The 7 Best Commercial Landscaping Companies in Northern Virginia

Seven Creative Alternatives To That Empty Bed of Mulch On Your Commercial Property

The Threat of Dryness Lingers in DC, Virginia and Maryland (Even With Record Setting Rainfall)

Do The Right Thing: What It Means To Us At Level Green

4 Natural Erosion Control Solutions For Commercial Properties

Meet Spiio: Smart Soil Moisture Technology Saves Time, Money and the Environment

Kissing Bugs: What Are They, Where Are They, & How Do You Prevent Them

How Our Employee Retention Benefits Property Managers

The Importance of Stormwater Pond and Retention Basin Maintenance

The Proper Way To Handle Plant Material From Shipping to Planting

Can Your Landscaping Company Handle the DC Area’s Rainiest Year Ever?

What is Job Mapping and How Do Our Clients Benefit?

Why We Use Construction Subcontractors — And Why It’s Best For Our Clients

7 Signs of Over-Mulching on Your Commercial Property

Transforming Patuxent River Park — and Gaining Green Center Status

Gas vs. Electric-Powered Landscaping Equipment: Level Green Makes An Innovative Choice

Spring Color Displays in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland You Won't Want To Miss

The Best Flowering Trees for Washington DC, Virginia & Maryland

Five Mulching Mistakes (Plus The Right Way To Do It)

8 Landscape Enhancement Trends

Eight Conversations You Need To Have For a Snow Event

Reasons To Check Your Property For Damage BEFORE A Winter Storm Hits

The 5 Types of Landscape Companies Who Will Give You Contract Proposals

Removing Leaves vs. Mulching Leaves: Which is Best for Commercial Properties?

The 8 Keys To Maintaining Plants During the Winter Season

Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) - Why Is It So Important?

The Impact of Salt Shortages on Commercial Snow Management Services

10 Reasons To Become a Level Green Landscaping Client

The 10 Benefits of Tree Growth Regulator Products

Why Fall is the Perfect Time of Year for Stump Grinding Services in Washington DC (And Surrounding Areas)

10 Tips To Creating a Winter-Proof Snow Removal Budget

The Benefits of Using Salt Brine to Deice your Property

When is the Best Time to Plant Bulbs for Spring Color?

The Best Landscape Design Ideas For Brick Buildings

Our 7 Local Go-To Spots For Landscape Design Inspiration

The Best Landscape Edging Tips For Commercial Properties

A Property Manager’s Guide to Landscape Industry Certifications

Creating a Safe Environment on Active Landscape Construction Sites

Questions to Ask Before your Landscape Company Applies Chemicals

Turf Alternatives For Parking Lot Islands

Is your Landscaping Company Doing their Job? We'll Keep You Updated

How Mow Height Impacts the Rest of Your Commercial Landscape

15 Best Plants To Attract Pollinators (And Other Beneficial Insects) To Your Commercial Property

What's The Best Artificial Turf For a Dog Run?

The Benefits of Using a Mulch Blowing Service

What Sort of Training Do Our Crew Members Receive? (And Why Property Managers Should Care)

7 Examples of Market Segments We Serve

8 Essential Facts Property Managers Need to Know About Dormant Pruning

What Services Do We Subcontract (And What Services Do We Provide In-house?)

How Large is Level Green Landscaping? (Compared To Other Landscaping Companies)

The Top Green Initiatives and Sustainable Practices Your Landscaping Company Should Be Using

Planting Trees The Right Way (And 5 Mistakes To Avoid)

Our Approach To Landscape Design

Why Property Managers Need To Know The Difference Between Snow Event Types

How to Use Large Rocks in Landscaping? (3 Solid Examples)

How To Identify And Remove A Dangerous Tree?

Is Landscaping Considered A Capital Improvement?

The Essential Snow And Ice Management Services To Include In Your Contract

How We Use GPS To Benefit Our Clients

What is LEED Certification — And How Can Your Landscape Service Provider Help You Achieve It?